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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:Samstag 17 Juli 1943
Zeit:ca 01:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 08051
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 13
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) NW vom Land entfernt von Vella Lavella (   Salomon Inseln)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Henderson Field (HIR/AGGH), Salomon Inseln
Flug nach:Henderson Field (HIR/AGGH), Salomon Inseln
Unfallbericht:
A US Navy Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina took off from Henderson Field at 19:00 on July 16 for a 12 hour anti shipping search and patrol in the Shortland-Vella Lavella area.

At 01:00 on July 17 the port engine caught fire and the plane was forced to land in the water about one mile from the NW off Vella Lavella Island. On the second bounce during landing the port engine broke loose from the wing and tore through the side of the navigation compartment.
The crew evacuated and one crew member fired tracer shots from a machine gun into the bottom of the burning plane. The Catalina sank.

Informationsquelle:
» VP-54 Mishap List (vpnavy.com)


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